1871 Barney O'Toole's Comic Letters to His Mother in Ireland, on his Journey to, and Adventures in, Ireland
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Very Scarce
A vanishingly scarce work, attributed by Hackett and Laing to Wolverhampton based teacher Archibald Gunn.
Relayed in a series of letters, this work claims to present the letters of young Irishman Barney O'Toole to his mother in Ireland, detailing his adventures in London and his observations about the city.
Towards the rear of the work, O'Toole provides brief witty remarks about various works exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, including pieces by Frederick Leighton, and John Everett Millais.
Written in an imitation of Irish dialect.
A smart copy of this very scarce, humorous work.
In the publisher's original paper wraps. Externally, smart, with light marks to wraps, and spotting to rear wraps. Light spotting to fore edge of text block. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright, with only the odd spot.
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